Italian Passions Exhibition
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh     ( December 9th - 15th 2007 )

Andrew McMorrine, Alasdair McMorrine and Marion Roberts are three artists who share a passion for all things Italian and who have worked and studied in Italy over many years.

All three visited Italy as young art students, the brothers McMorrine hitch-hiking there from Scotland via a wedding in Berlin, and Marion Roberts first visited Italy as a student and later with her husband in a 1935 Bentley from which they painted and sketched their way across the country.

All three have led parties of students on painting and study trips over many years to many areas of Italy. Their own initial fascination however was triggered by their excitement at the effects of light and shade on landscapes and buildings, and a lifelong response to the people and culture.

All three artists are currently engaged in several joint and solo exhibitions, including "Basking in the Warmth of the Reel", a celebration for the 2007 year of Year of Highland Culture in a variety of media and which it is intended to culminate in an exhibition and a publication.

Andrew McMorrine

Portrait of Andrew McMorrine After studying at Glasgow School of Art he has lived and worked in the Hebrides of Scotland since 1973 .

He now works full-time in his own studio, painting and printmaking after some fifteen years as Principal Teacher of Art at Portree High School, Isle of Skye. He exhibits regularly in several galleries on the islands and the mainland of Scotland. [ more ]

Examples of work that Andrew will be exhibiting can be found here.

Andrew's own website can be found here.

Marion Roberts

Portrait of Marion Roberts Marion has established a reputation as a landscape painter and calligrapher. After a career in teaching she set up Orbost gallery in Skye with her husband and, through the gallery sells to private collections in Britain and abroad.

Her watercolours are painted on site capturing the essence of a place and the special character of the day. Detailed observation is important and she greatly enjoys buildings in the landscape. [ more ]

Examples of work that Marion will be exhibiting can be found here.

Marion's own website can be found here.

Alasdair McMorrine

Portrait of Alasdair McMorrine Born 1948 in Scotland. Studied at the Glasgow School of Art .

1966 - 1979 Graduated Diploma of Art. Has lived and taught in Scotland, Germany and England and painted and travelled in North Africa, India and Europe.

1973 - 1974 Lived and painted in Inner Hebrides leading to first one-man show in the Alexander gallery, Edinburgh, followed by three months painting in North Africa. [ more ]

Examples of work that Alasdair will be exhibiting can be found here.

Enquiries to : Andrew McMorrine, Burnbank, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8GU Telephone: 01470 521263 E-mail: andrewmcmorrine@tiscali.co.uk
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